- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
Rick J B.: drummer, vocalist, songwriter, instructor and journalist.
Rick grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan playing in school band, choir and show bands. While earning a BA at Western Michigan University in History and Social Science, he was able to spend two years in the rhythm section of Gold Company, a top college jazz vocal ensemble and was a member of the Bronco marching band. He was also active in Community Theater, performing on stage and in the orchestra. Moving to the Northwest in 1994, Rick soon landed gigs and sessions with many diverse local artists and is currently a member of the award winning Stacy Jones Band. He is also an associate producer and session musician for Critical Sun Recordings and a contributing writer at Innocent Words, Seattle Examiner, No Depression Seattle Music Insider and the Washington Blues Society.
Rick host the Oxford saloon All Ages Open Jam.
Rick is endorsed by and plays THUMPER CUSTOM DRUMS.
Awards: Washington Blues Society “Best of the Blues” award 2009 Best New Band –Stacy Jones Band
WBS “Best of the Blues” award 2012 Best Blues Jam - Oxford Saloon Monday Night Jam
2013 WBS Best Blues Writer award.
Nominations: 2009 & 2013 Best Blues Drummer WBS BB awards.
2012 Best NW recording “No Need To Spell it Out –Stacy Jones Band (Rick J B. co producer)
Lesson are tailored to the needs and playing level of each student or group.
Emphasis of each lesson: music comprehension, music theory , reading. style, dynamics , fundamental and advanced skills, ergonomics.
Text books used: Stone Stick Control, Interdependence for the Modern Drummer-Jim Chapin, Realistic Rock, Carmine Appice, Drummers Cookbook-Mel Bay, Turn It Up Lay It Down CD series.
Jam Town rhythm games.
Unlock the skills you need to play the music you hear in your head and feel in your heart.
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Drum KIT, Hand Percussion, congas, world perc. marching percussion. drum circles, rhythm circles.
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